Flatland by Adele Cochrane
There's a sense of another dimension in this particular editorial. Although the model is just lying down on a studio set, the digital manipulation on the background is so playful and believable like the models are entering a dream, a world where reality doesn't exist. To compose this kind of images, planning process is really important. The background needed to be somewhat planned out before the model is shot, so that the photographer knows what sort of pose the model would be doing. The colours also play a big role in this. The contrast of blue and pink pastels really get my eyes drawn into the garment as a center of interest and then observing the surrounding afterwards. In any image I would be taking, I need to consider: composition, posing, colours, and manipulation ideas.
HASSELBLAD MASTERS - EVOLVE by Bara Prasilova
Character design in the real world
I thought that these are such cute graphic probably for children-teenager because it's got cartoon characters in it. I could use the idea of creating an imaginary models wearing which ever cloth I wanted her to wear, which could be designers cloth, or just the style that would match the background photograph. The imaginary character can be either created digitally or via illustration. I could drew really quirky and edgy models to really contrast with the reality scene in the background. This is an interesting method to be considering during experimentation period because it would allow me to explore illustration and also editing skills on Photoshop.
This is another example of incorporating illustration into editorial shoot, but instead, the splash of paint is used as a background. These images are in monochrome palette, and I think it's a very suitable palette for the concept because I felt pretty haunted by looking at these. The model's pose and the way the paint is splashed, it seems like the model is struggling to break through of herself. It's like her head might explode soon if she cannot express what she's feeling. Although the piece doesn't contain much element in it, but it's so deep and really leave the audience to tell a story of their own based on the posture and how the paint is intreating with the model. I really want to create something like this that's visually striking and also have the viewer participate in it as well.
Colaboration with Matthieu Bourel for L'Officiel Mexico
This is a very unique way of collaging. Usually the beauty section of a magazine would have a close up shot like this, but all the details on the face is shown as a single image. However, in this the artist has collaged the model's face via organic cutting line as if the model is traveling back and forth on the page. Also, the background colours of brown and blue compromise each other so that the editorial spread doesn't contain too much of a bright or a dark atmosphere. The spread is carried out with similar method in each image but every one of them varies in different ways of putting the model's face together. I could try this method of collage in the future but probably from found images or something other than close-up shots to try is this also works with other objects.